A childhood favorite turns 50 this year…Paddington bear!
Many news outlets, including New York Daily News report:
In honor of his birthday, Google put Paddington on its homepage logo. Fully dressed in his signature coat and hat, the picture shows Paddington making his way from his native Peru to his new home in London.
More than 30 million Paddington Bear books have been sold in the last half-century, in 30 different languages. With all his timeless charm, Paddington has come alive in his own BBC television series and has comforted many a child as a furry stuffed animal.